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It's harder to find, but there is ... (Live jazz in ROC, November 12-18)

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I know there's more out there, but if no one lets me know what can I do?  When you're out hearing some live jazz, let the band or the venue know what we do here. Here's the next seven days of jazz in and around ROC. If you hear of something else, let me know and I'll add it. Pretty please....?

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After the "fold" (click the link if there is one for you) you will find the next seven days of live jazz in and around Rochester. Let me know if any regular gigs below are no longer happening.  Check back later in the week for stragglers.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

  • The Swooners @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Jon Seiger & the All-Stars @ Market Cafe at Wegmans (Calkins Road), 5:30 pm
  • Bossa Nova Jazz Thursdays with The Charles Mitchell Group @ Espada Brazilian Steak (Village Gate), 6:00 pm
  • Ryan Carey @ Lemoncello (E. Rochester), 6:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Compane Bistro, 80 N. Main St (Fairport), 6:30 pm
  • Roberts Wesleyan College Jazz Ensemble @ Roberts Wesleyan College Cultural Life Center, 7:30 pm
  • The Djangoners @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm
  • Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble presents the Music of Gigi Gryce with Noal Cohen @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Friday, November 13, 2015

  • Matthew Sieber Ford Trio @ Tapas 177 Lounge, 4:30 pm
  • Ann Mitchell Jazz @ Pomodoro's (Monroe Ave., Pittsford), 6:30 pm
  • Seth Sealfon Trio with Paul Deloria @ Pomodoro's (University Ave.), 7:00 pm
  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm 
  • Mike Allen @ Vino Bistro & Lounge (Webster), 8:00 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill, call for time

Saturday, November 14, 2015

  • Shared Genes @ The Gem Lab Jewelry Store, 4098 W Henrietta Rd (Rochester), 2:30 pm
  • Special Blend @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 7:30 pm
  • Fred Costello & Roger Eckers Jazz Duo @ Charley Brown's, 1675 Penfield Rd. (Penfield), 7:30 pm 
  • Dmitri Matheny Group with Busted Valentines (the latter as Bop Shop owner Tom Kohn says "Rochester’s fave noir beatnik spoken word jazz ensemble" @ Abilene Bar & Lounge, Saturday, 10:00 pm
  • Sofrito @ Havana Cabana (Rochester), 10:00 pm
  • Late Night Jazz Jam Session (hosted by Curtis Kendrick, Joe Santora, and Terrance Bruce) @ Michael's Valley Grill, 11:15 pm
  • The Joe Santora Trio @ Michael's Valley Grill (call for time, earlier than above)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

  • Paradigm Shift @ Headz Up Hats, 524 Mt Hope Ave. (Rochester), 5:30 pm
  • Flower City Jazz Society presents John Beck's Versatile Six @ Glendoveers, 2328 Old Browncroft Blvd. (Rochester), 6:30 pm

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

  • The Grove Place Jazz Project (Eastman jazz students, check website for who's playing) @ Downstairs Cabaret Theatre, 20 Windsor Street (Downtown), 7:00pm
  • Eastman Jazz Lab Band @ ESM, Kilbourn Hall, 8:00 pm

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Alan Murphy Trio @ Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 5:30 pm
  • Mike Melito Trio @ Monroe's Restaurant (Pittsford), 6:00 pm
  • Anthony Giannovola @ Lemoncello, 6:30 pm
  • Margaret Explosion @ The Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 pm

Heads Up ... Look for these Jazz Gigs and Special Jazz Events in the Future

  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present Dave Liebman Solo Concert @ The Bop Shop, Thursday, November 19th, 8:30 pm
  • IfCM presents class Musical Improvisation for Everyone @ Rochester Brainery, Thursday, November 19th, 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • Jazz Cafe with Jeff Hirshfield @ ESM, Miller Center Sproull Atrium (Max@Eastman), Friday, November 20th, 7:00 & 10:00 pm
  • Larry Coryell with Bob Holz @ Pensabene's Casa Grande, 135 State Fair Blvd (Syracuse), Wednesday, November 25th, 6:30 pm (tickets)
  • Bop Shop Records & Bop Arts present Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve Swell @ Bop Shop Records, Tuesday, December 1st, 8:30 pm
  • IfCM Collective featuring Chris Ziemba Holiday Special @ Lovin Cup, Thursday, December 3rd, 8:00 pm
  • Eastman Presents the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra @ Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Tuesday, December 8th, 7:30 pm
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra @ The Riviera Theatre (Tonawanda), Thursday, December 17th, 2:00 pm

We've compiled these listings from information obtained from our own knowledge of the jazz scene in and around Rochester, the performing artists themselves and other sources. The aim is to give you a one-stop place to find all your live jazz in Rochester. Click on the links (underlined words or phrases) where available in the post for more information on the gig.  Only start times are listed, so visit or call the venue for more details (the websites for many of the venues are in the right panel).  Check back as I will add any gigs I hear about. Look for the added image next to the listing. Lastly, please forgive any discrepancies with reality.  Let us know about such departures from reality if you can by clicking on the Contact Us button above ....

This post was originally published on JazzRochester.


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